Then & Now

Way back in the dark ages of the 1960s when no respectable therapist would be seen dead without crushed velvet Loons and Cuban heeled boots, or indeed a floral hippy dress! There came out of the primordial sludge two giants of their age. A couple who transformed outdated ideas about human sexuality. Ladies and gentlemen, … [Read more…]

Couple Work, Self-Work And True Love

It’s my first couple session with Robert and Tom. Robert glares at me angrily and I watch Tom who fixes a fearful gaze on Robert. Tom is not breathing and the tension is tangible. Robert wants Tom to change and after years of trying – the last four of their eighteen years together to be … [Read more…]

Couples Therapy and Domestic Violence

During a couples therapy session and unexpectedly, Sue gets up and hits her partner Rob in the face. How should we, as couples therapists respond? Many couples therapists state categorically “I don’t work with domestic violence”. The usual justification given is that if there were some degree of intimidation in the therapy room or spouses … [Read more…]

Addressing the Meaning of Sex

The psychosexual elements of our work as psychosexual and relationship therapists can seem, at times, to be very straightforward and even risk becoming formulaic. We regularly use homework CBT exercises, relationship rekindling, communication work etc.  More often than not, though, I find myself engrossed and excited by the way our clients bring out, not just the … [Read more…]

Welcome to our blog

We are delighted to launch a blog section to our web site. Directors, faculty and supervisors alongside graduates and trainees will be invited to contribute to this page. We hope to post relevant and interesting topics which people can comment upon. Judi Keshet-Orr Founder & Course Director